lovely old Martin bowl-back mandolin with Spruce top and what appears to be Rosewood side/back. Other features include inlaid tortoise pickguard, metal-housed tuning machines with decorative etching and chippendale carved headstock. This mandolin is in good vintage playing condition with a straight neck and comfortable action. The bridge has been filed down a bit to keep the action playable and could be filed further if desired. There are plenty of small marks/dings/scratches but the instrument remains very attractive with no significant cracks or separations. (There is a very small line on the top near the binding on there upper side which may be only a finish crack). There is no hard case but it it has a nicely fitting modern gig bag and will be packed well for safe shipment.